I’ve recently had money stolen from my card, and managed to get it back thanks to Revolut. Thanks!
But I am still thinking how it happened. Somebody obviously skimmed my card somehow.
I am thinking that one of the things that might have happened is that someone recorded with a camera (they’re everywhere now) both sides of my card, and thus gained access to both the card number, expiry date, and the CVV. That is enough to make online purchases, which is how the fraudulent transaction happened.
Which brings me to this idea for making the card slightly more safe: don’t print any numbers on the card. Not the card number, not the CVV, not the expiry date, nothing. Just have the chip there.
The card is a debit card and not a credit card. They cannot swipe it in one of those ancient machines that used to do carbon copies of receipts. The embossed number is a leftover of that past. It is something we need to know when shopping online, for example, but it also exists in the app, where it is much safer. We simply don’t need it on the card.